unenthusiastic


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to unenthusiastic: enthralling, unchanged

unenthusiastic

(ˌʌnɪnθjuːzɪˈæstɪk)
adj
lacking in enthusiasm
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unenthusiastic - not enthusiasticunenthusiastic - not enthusiastic; lacking excitement or ardor; "an unenthusiastic performance by the orchestra"; "unenthusiastic applause"
passionless - not passionate; "passionless observation of human nature"
spiritless - lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism"
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"

unenthusiastic

adjective indifferent, uninterested, apathetic, bored, neutral, unimpressed, lukewarm, unmoved, blasé, unresponsive, nonchalant, half-arsed (Brit. slang), half-assed (U.S. & Canad. slang), half-hearted Mrs Thatcher was regarded as unenthusiastic about green issues.
interested, excited, enthusiastic, keen, eager, passionate, ardent

unenthusiastic

adjective
Lacking warmth, interest, enthusiasm, or involvement:
Translations

unenthusiastic

[ˈʌnɪnˌθuːzɪˈæstɪk] ADJpoco entusiasta
everybody seemed rather unenthusiastic about itnadie se mostró mayormente entusiasmado con la idea

unenthusiastic

adjkühl, wenig begeistert; he was unenthusiastic about iter war wenig begeistert davon; don’t be so unenthusiasticzeige doch ein bisschen Begeisterung!

unenthusiastic

[ˌʌnɪnˌθuːzɪˈæstɪk] adjpoco entusiasta
References in classic literature ?
In my later and more tolerant years I had been unenthusiastic in my acceptance of it as an inevitable social phenomenon.
She knew they were failures, and he read her disapproval in every perfunctory and unenthusiastic line of her letter.
There was a strong assumption of superiority in this Puritanic toleration, hardly less trying to the blond flesh of an unenthusiastic sister than a Puritanic persecution.
Billy, who was always visioning hills and spacious ranges for his horses, mumbled unenthusiastic assent.
Dr Mahathir said many countries are managed by experienced and qualified adults with many having become 'desensitised, too practical, cynical and unenthusiastic' as life takes its toll, comparing them to the youth who still see the world from a fresh perspective.
"One of the reasons Mr Trump is unenthusiastic about the EU is he believes he will get a better deal if we split.
In a research note, local stock brokerage Papa Securities said there was 'little excitement ahead as alarming technical indicators for the PSEi, along with an unenthusiastic performance of US markets (Monday) night show little clear and immediate reason for the index to break out of its resistance levels in a strong fashion.'
"It looks like we're ending the week on an unenthusiastic note as the index fell 83.70 points to close at 7,479.71.
What seems quite strange is that a Conservative is wanting the take the airport back into public hands, while Labour leaders are unenthusiastic.
The court ordered for arrangement of mechanism for removal of unenthusiastic materials and checking misuse of internet.
Ross and Evan weigh in on what the SCOTUS confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh might mean for Texas electorally, and whether it's inspiring Republicans to get out and vote in races where they might've been unenthusiastic before.